Glass Construction Manual
Birkhäuser, 2007 - Architecture - 352 pages
Summary: "Glass offers a wide variety of possible applications for the realisation of even the most ambitious designs in architecture, and in the past two decades it has experienced an unparalleled burst of innovation. For planners, this means working constantly with this high-performance material. In compact and appealing form, the completely revised Glass Construction Manual presents the current state of the art on planning and building with glass. This volume includes: the historical progress in the manufacture and use of glass from ancient times to the present day, the development of the use of glass in building, the importance of transparency and translucency in contemporary architecture, the material properties of glass, the various types of glass and their potential applications, the structural behaviour and strength of glass loadbearing structures and innovations, the use of glass for energy gains, a systematic compilation of fixing options, a section of outstanding international examples of recently completed structures which show the interaction between material, form of construction and architectural design."--Publisher description.
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